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Old 01-11-13, 09:47 AM
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Deep fantasy league (WT+HC)

I'd like to invite you to participate in a rather original project. It is an independent fantasy competition in which you control one WorldTour team, sign riders to long-term contracts via auctions, then designate 8/9 riders for every race and score points based on the real-life outcome. Pretty much makes you feel like a real team owner.

This started in January 2012. As we enter year 2, we're 16 people from all around the world, but we'd like to find more cycling fans to join the fun. Next week we'll hold an expansion draft for any new managers. This is officially the last opportunity to join before the 2013 season.

If you'd like to try it out, sign up here:
https://www.profsl.com/smf/index.php?topic=44212.0
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Old 10-09-13, 06:58 AM
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We're nearing the end of year 2.
It's relatively light and low maintenance, but we're having a lot of fun!

Wanna join for year 3? Free agent auctions and a neo-pro draft begin November 1.
Check it out yourself: https://www.profsl.com/smf/index.php?board=1107.0
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Originally Posted by Garf View Post
I'd like to invite you to participate in a rather original project. It is an independent fantasy competition in which you control one WorldTour team, sign riders to long-term contracts via auctions, then designate 8/9 riders for every race and score points based on the real-life outcome. Pretty much makes you feel like a real team owner.

This started in January 2012. As we enter year 2, we're 16 people from all around the world, but we'd like to find more cycling fans to join the fun. Next week we'll hold an expansion draft for any new managers. This is officially the last opportunity to join before the 2013 season.

If you'd like to try it out, sign up here:
https://www.profsl.com/smf/index.php?topic=44212.0
I very much doubt it.
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Old 10-11-13, 03:10 AM
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I very much doubt it.
You're right. We don't use drugs. Other than that, same thing
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Old 10-11-13, 04:40 AM
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You're right. We don't use drugs. Other than that, same thing
Fantasy isn't the same as reality, that's a fantasy.
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Old 10-28-13, 08:48 AM
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FYI:
Last call for 2014!
Both the free agency and the neo-pro draft begin on November 1.
16 people checked in for 2014.
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Old 11-08-13, 03:11 AM
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We have one last-minute opening: Katusha with Uran, van den Broeck, Fuglsang, Hushovd, Goss, Goos, Polanc, and over 60% of their budget still untouched. The auctions are very intense right now, so only sign up if you have free time this very weekend.
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Old 10-16-14, 07:13 AM
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The auctions for year 4 of our league start soon, feel free to sign up here:
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Old 11-14-14, 05:32 PM
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Season started today, only Belkin still available!
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Old 01-18-15, 02:00 PM
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This just in: we're expanding! Tomorrow at 8pm CET (2pm ET) we'll hold a live draft for three brand new second division (Pro-Conti) teams. If you feel like joining, tonight's the night - contact me on ProFSL ASAP
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Old 10-13-15, 08:20 AM
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We're back for our fourth season, bigger than ever before: 20 teams and 79 races. Free agent auctions and the neo-pro draft begin on November 1. Join here: Sign-up sheet
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Happy to report our main league is growing steadily, and nowadays we look into having even more fun with small games on the side. The newest addition is called Quick Fix - a series of independent mini leagues, each focused on a different type of races, and thus potentially more inclusive for casual fans.

So in case you only follow le Tour de France, or if you're some perverted sadist only watching people hit the ground on wet cobblestones - we're not judging, so do join!

At least five completely separate mini leagues will take place in 2016: cobbles (E3, GW, RvV, PR), Ardennes (BP, AGR, FW, LBL), Giro, Tour, and Vuelta. Each will be preceded by a quick draft, with a salary cap in place, and individual salaries fixed depending on past CQ scores of each rider. Again, feel free to join just one, or some more.

The cobbled season starts soon, please sign up here if interested: Quick Sign-up sheet
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Old 03-07-16, 01:09 PM
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The first draft (cobbles) has started today, but unfortunately one person pulled out. We're still 14, but will accept another person within the next 24-48 hours. Please contact me directly via ProFSL if interested.
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Old 09-15-16, 03:23 AM
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I'm guessing not too many people browse cycling forums in November, so let me start the 2017 recruiting early!

We're coming back stronger than ever. A community of 20 fantastic personalities, and always looking for more cycling die-hards to join us on the dark side, participating in one or more of our fantasy leagues

On the menu in 2017:

- UCI WorldTour aka the main league: big teams, long contracts, neo-pro draft, 500 auctions every November.

- Rainbow Cup: straight up snake draft of all cyclists, but their price is fixed based on past results.

- Country Roads: not one, but nine drafts, as all riders get divided into separate pools: sprinters, puncheurs, GC men etc.

- Quick Fix: a series of 5 mini-leagues (cobbles, Ardennes, 3x GT) where you have to guess the next dominant force some weeks before the proceedings.

- Fine Young Cannibals: new league, focusing on finding fresh talent, a combination of auctions and extensions.

- Wall Street Cycling: another new idea, and the only league where you can make big changes overnight. You auction riders very shortly before every big race, and get rewarded/penalized instantly based on the investment/result ratio.

Please note I'm not around here very often, so in order to join you MUST sign up to ProFSL and contact me there using the links you'll find in my opening post. (Everything's free, btw.)
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Old 10-22-17, 12:31 AM
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Yes, we'll be back for 2018.
If interested, please make the leap of faith: create a free ProFSL account and PM me there. Cheers!
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Old 01-10-18, 05:35 AM
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Our season-long games are mostly filled, but you can still join one of the daily competitions now that the cycling season is finally underway!

1. In Wall Street Cycling we hold a bunch of intense auctions on the evening before each WT race, and once you secured a rider by betting the highest, you'll score positive if his CQ score exceeds your bet, or negative if it's below: Wall Street Cycling

2. Life Behind Bars is a winner guessing game for anything you please, from TdF polka-dot jersey to a La Tropicale Amissa Bongo stage. Again, a wrong bet is worse off than not placing any, so cycling knowledge is more important than sheer activity: Life Behind Bars
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Old 10-19-18, 10:43 AM
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18 returning teams for 2019, looking for 2 more. The auctions begin on November 1.
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The auctions for 2020 will start on November 1.

We have a couple of openings!

The other exciting news is that we conveniently upgraded to the ever-popular ProBoards, and thus you'll find the sign-up sheet here: One sign-up sheet to rule them all | Fantasy Cycling Games

(Please contact me there directly, you can even post as a guest if you insist.)
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Old 11-03-19, 03:14 PM
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We're underway, today is your last chance to join.(We're 18, while 19-20 would resemble the real-life World Tour a bit more, thus the push.)
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Hope everybody is still healthy, safe, and sane!

When a pandemic keeps you indoors, why not join an original fantasy project?

We're starting the new season in 2 weeks.
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